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"Spreading the Wealth" Allows for Creativity

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephen Herrington

If more people have more money, then more business is done and a small increase in taxes comes right back to you. If you are in the forefront of innovation, more comes to you.

A Red President?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The American economic sacred cow is that laissez faire wealth is tantamount to a divine right of kings, and any attempt to touch it is economic heresy.

Is CNN Trying to Make This Race Closer?

Daniel Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Daniel Altman

People listen to the radio for weather, traffic and stock market updates. But for television news in the United States, the election is now the big draw.

Redistribute This

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

To merely imply that the concept of redistribution of wealth is inherently evil (read socialistic) is simplistic and absurd. Hope allows us to explore the uncertainty of the future.

Republicans are The Real Socialists

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Bottom line: the federal government is now one of the largest owners of bank equity out there. So please -- stop telling me that the statement "spread the wealth around" is a dangerous statement.

4%--That's What Joe-the-Plumber, Socialism, Communism, is All About

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Our dearly-beloved news media always prefers a manufactroversy -- Joe Biden was even asked by a Florida News Station whether it amounted to Communism! 4%!

Liberalism, What Are You Going As for Halloween?

Matt Mendelsohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Matt Mendelsohn

This year, it seemed certain that liberalism would show up at the Halloween block party wearing the costume of a self-loathing American: a terrorist-loving, non-flag-pin-lapel-wearing lefty.

"Socialism" or Breathtaking Hypocrisy?

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Love

One of the reasons for Palin's high approval ratings in Alaska was her support for hiking taxes on the oil companies and distributing some of the money to citizens. How can she with a straight face talk about socialism?

Trying to Help This Country Makes Obama a Good Candidate, Not a Socialist

Tracy Lea Carnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tracy Lea Carnes

Canada has a form of democratic socialism yet I don't see them suddenly amassing an army and marching across the border to impose their health care system, crazy accents, and Moulson beer on us. Inflicting Celine Dion on us was enough.

Republicans Point Fingers While Enacting Socialist Policies

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brian Ross

The bailout of Wall Street and buying stock in major banks to shore up their shattered credibility is the very definition of socialist policy: The state owning the means of production and exchange.

Conservative Socialism: Spreading Debt Around

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Obama's tax policies cannot be described as socialist except by those too ignorant to know the difference or too cynical to reveal the truth.

So, You're Anti-American. Is There a Cure?

Jamie Frevele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Frevele

I can't do anything about where I live to cure myself of being "anti-American." But what about my family and friends? Some of them are "anti-American," some of them actually are "pro-American."

"Socialist" McCain "Spreads The Wealth"

Eric Schmeltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Schmeltzer

It's simply amazing to me that not one of our enterprising journalists have bothered to bring this up. For all the ranting and raving about Senator O...

Joe the Intellectual

Ian Gurvitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Gurvitz

I am a college educated, white collar worker. I live in a major American city and I love my country. Not that empty-headed, flag-waving, drop a tear during the national anthem love.

Wasn't it "Spreading the Wealth" Eight Years Ago with the Bush Tax Cuts for America's Wealthiest 1%?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

As any student of economics will tell you, there's absolutely no logic or truth in McCain/Palin's "spread the wealth" attacks on Obama.

Obama, the New Party and Stanley Kurtz's Horror

Micah Sifry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Micah Sifry

Considering that it's Bush who has presided over the biggest nationalization of American banking since the 1930s, it must be hard for Kurtz and his ilk to understand the difference between socialism and "social democratic."

Pumpkin Fest Gets Political In Lefty Half-Moon Bay

Natasha Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Natasha Chen

Political expression became the new spice in pumpkin pie this year at the annual Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival. The annual weekend event draw...

Our Government's New Welfare-to-Workfare

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

Our ability to weather many of the country's gravest challenges, like World War II, depended upon government and industry working together to advance the public interest.

A McCain-Style Anti-McCain Ad: "John McCain's Dirty Little Secret"

Ron Grande | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ron Grande

John McCain has been hiding something. Something that calls into question his honesty and forthrightness with the American people. Can you trust John Sydney McCain to be president? There are questions but no answers.

Sticking it to Milton

David Hoyt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Hoyt

One can't help but be struck by the irony of the fact. Just when the academic disciplines most influenced by Milton Friedman came together to praise him in 2007, a year after his death, it looks like the rest of the world may wind up burying him in practice.

A Fox to Protect the Henhouse?

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Scheer

The marriage of highly concentrated corporate power with an authoritarian state that services the politico-economic elite at the expense of the people is more accurately referred to as "financial fascism."

Anybody Wanna Bail Out Some 401Ks?

Harry Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Fuller

We have pauperized our nation, most especially our government. The American dollar is looking more and more like a xeroxed hand-out.

Socialism: Brought to You by the Republican Party

Donnie Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Donnie Fowler

Why won't anyone (anyone!) among our nation's leaders call this government bailout business what it is -- corporate socialism?

Stocks rally on plan for mortgage giants

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Stocks rallied Monday as investors placed bets that a recovery in the financial and housing sectors is more likely to occur following...

The Formerly GOP

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Sneer. The Republican Way. Never mind transparent disregard for truthfulness (contempt, actually). Two things we can now say with confidence: Repub...